I’m a 33 year old young lady and I was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer on June 20, 2009. When I got the news I was devastated and scared. I knew in order for me to beat this I had to stay positive throughout this whole ordeal. Dealing with the fact that I had breast cancer was hard enough. The emotional, physical and financial burdens were all factors that I had to deal with. I didn’t know what to do and how I was going to do it. I went through 4 months of chemoptherapy, then I had a lumpectomy surgery on my right breast, then I went through 6 weeks of radiation. Going through all of that was very hard and trying. I was mentally and physically drained. It’s one of the hardest things I had to go through, besides losing both my brothers.
Thank God a friend of mine told me about UBCF, because they have made a huge positive impact in my life. My friend ran into a representative of UBCF, then he told me about UBCF and I went on their website and was really impressed by all the information that was on the site.
The reason why I love UBCF is that everyone that I have spoken with is very encouraging and positive. This has been a very hard time in my life and having UBCF by my side has allowed me to deal with the hard times of going through breast cancer. When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, I was like what am I going to do. Most breast cancer organizations only help with research and don’t help out with the patients needs, especially financially. Having UBCF help me with a grant was such a blessing. As we all know in our daily life without dealing with any health issues, finances could always be stressful. I honestly don’t know what I would have done if I wasn’t awarded the Individual Grant. I was at the end of my rope with my family and friends helping me out. This grant saved my life. I’m so appreciative and grateful that UBCF has a program that helps cancer patients, not only financially, but emotionally and informatively too.
I like to personally thank UBCF for helping me get through this hard and trying time in my life. This is the best organization ever and I would definitely recommend UBCF to anyone that has breast cancer. I can’t express in words how I truly feel.